Grace Schwindt ‘Little Birds and a Demon - a Live Transmission’ 19 September – 3pm

From an isolated lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the Shetland Islands, three opera singers and an ensemble of musicians will send a call about love and death – to all those who care to listen. Little Birds and a Demon - a Live Transmission can be heard live at public listening stations in Barrow-in-Furness, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Fleetwood, Glasgow, Leeds and Scarborough. Presented in partnership with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, CCA, Crescent Arts, Grundy Art Gallery, Left Coast and Octopus Collective.
Listeners anywhere can also be put through to the live performance by calling 0113 320 1440 at the scheduled time. Calls cost local rates.

The performance will be broadcast live on Resonance 104.4fm, which is accessible on fm (central London only) and online.


The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial St, Leeds, LS1 6AL
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Cooke’s Studios, 104 Abbey Rd, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 5QR
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Partner: Full of Noises


The Mount, Off the Esplanade/ Mount Road, Fleetwood, Lancashire
GPS: 53°55'33.2"N 3°00'58.6"W
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Partner: Grundy Art Gallery & LeftCoast


Crescent Arts, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW
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Partner: Crescent Arts


Coxon’s Tower (outdoor), Nr Palace Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
GPS: 55°45'56.1"N 2°00'06.4"W
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Partner: Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


Centre for Contemporary Art, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3JD
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Partner: CCA

A Pavilion project supported by Arts Council Strategic Touring Fund

Also supported by: aql, Leeds City Council, Promote Shetland, Z Hinchliffe

Related to the project, Grace’s work Little Birds and a Demon - a Still Life is part of the 14th Istanbul Biennial exhibition titled Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms. The Biennial runs from 5 September - 1 November 2015.

  • Little Birds and a Demon - a Live Transmission
    Mermaid Doing Gymnastics
  • Little Birds and a Demon - a Live Transmission
    Purple Silk
  • Little Birds and a Demon - a Live Transmission
    Paper Costume